Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The past week and a half.

Sometimes other people can articulate moments in our lives better than we can, ourselves. That happened to me on Friday -- my daughter's and sister's birthday, the day before Zephyr's memorial service. My friend Emily wrote the following.

I hate to quote a movie at a time like this; however, in Lars and the Real Girl he is sitting with the church people kind of confused about his sadness and while at the same time, there is going to be a baby born, and they say to him something along the lines of, "That's life Lars. Everything all at once."

That is much of what I thought about today with you celebrating Eden with her heart sandwiches and bunny cake; as you watch Cindy's changed body so frail and weak; as you sit staring at the white peonies on the table for the service tomorrow that mean something so different than their full and soft petals might mean on another day; as you're anticipating an insanely quick trip to the Jersey shore; all at your 10 year anniversary in the midst of all that has been unearthed through that milestone.

Yes, this is life: everything all at once.

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